Look at that front tire. I guess the racing budget was not too great.
With no dust caps/grease cups/or hubcaps which will break first the tire or the bearing? Anyone know what make it is? Bud.
How's about the chain drive live rear axle ?
Perhaps a two cylinder chain drive car. The dainty front springs mounts and the bracket for the rear radius rods are good clues but not ones I recognize.
Here's a link to the post card on Ebay but the writing on the back doesn't help identify the car.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-In-Old-Race-Car-Racer-Sterling-Illinois-Posted-1911 -Vintage-RPPC-Postcard/323527537344?hash=item4b53be72c0:g:jqAAAOSwhwdVU8o1:rk:1: pf:1&frcectupt=true
The 16 spoke wheels should be a giveaway if someone is in he know.
Allan from down under.
NO BRAKE DRUMS ? POSSIBLY CONVERTED FROM AN EARLY FAIRMONT OR RAIL MOTOR .
Victor ...........From Queensland ,State of narrow gauge 3ft 6in rail from top to bottom .
Gol, Victor, it's a RACER ! Supposed to GO ! Not stop ; - )
Would that be a coil box on the running board?
The wheels look as if they were buggy wheels cut down for auto rims and felloes. The hubs are similar to wagon hubs. The front axle has that look also.
It is a good puzzle anyhow.
The first thing to go...already went. As evidenced by the tire girdle on left front...
I just now saw your words ABOVE the picture...duh!
A few times, I've seen wagon wheels cut down to fit inside automobile or truck rims. The hubs are typical of horse-drawn gear, and so is most of what can be seen of the suspension. I'm betting the whole car is a "bitsa" invention.
Maxwell?? Headlights, tool box looks right. Cool tire patch.
Love the patch on the front tire
The frame, chain drive, hood and cowl all have me thinking early two-cylinder REO.